About us

About CivilisedBank

CivilisedBank will be people and technology working together to help UK companies do business and people save money. We think it’s time to make banking more civilised.

That’s why we’re reinventing traditional banking for UK businesses. Our Local Bankers will bring the bank to business customers. This way you’ll always speak to someone you know. They’ll serve your needs enabled by reliable, innovative technology.

Saving with us will be good for you and will help fund the success of businesses in the UK. When we launch we will be committed to making your savings work hard and our customer service excellent, responsive and helpful.

Whilst building CivilisedBank we’re not currently authorised to offer banking services.

Our Team

Mark Stephens

Chief Executive Officer
Mark has over 30 years of experience in senior management and executive roles in the banking and finance sector. He has held credit, operations and corporate roles and has started up several successful businesses.
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James Heath

Chief Financial Officer
James is a highly experienced finance executive with a track record of over 25 years in banking, SME financing, risk, regulation, funding and treasury.
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Michele Turmore

Chief Operating Officer
Michele has 35 years’ experience in senior management and executive roles in financial services, across a wide range of disciplines including IT & Operations, Retail & Commercial Banking, Credit Risk, Change, Wealth Management and Bancassurance.
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Simon Bateman

Chief Information Officer
Simon has over 25 years of experience in delivering IT services and transformational change in senior positions across the banking and finance sector in the UK.
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Chris Weller

Chief Commercial Officer
Chris has extensive experience providing strategic direction and commercial functional leadership to drive customer acquisition and growth strategies in the SME and financial services sector in the UK.
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Tomas Hazleton

Chief Risk & Compliance Officer
Tomas is a highly experienced risk and regulation executive with over 25 years of experience implementing and enhancing governance, risk and compliance arrangements for banks and investment firms in London and New York.
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Steve Towse

Chief Credit Officer
Steve has extensive knowledge of credit and risk management as well as broad leadership experience from a variety of senior financial service roles.
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Nick Baker

Head of Intermediaries
Nick Baker has over 12 years’ experience as a Financial Services professional specialising predominantly in Commercial Mortgages, blended with a strong sales, distribution and marketing acumen.
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Garry Wilkinson

Business Relationship Manager
Garry is an experienced Corporate & Business Banker having worked in financial services for almost 30 years. The last 20 years have been spent solely in the Corporate & Business Banking and Commercial Property Lending sectors.
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Sabine Popp

Head of Marketing
Sabine is an experienced and customer focused marketing executive with over 20 years’ track record in corporate and SME marketing and consulting, across a broad range of industries.
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Louise Read

Executive Assistant

Hilary Townsend

Office Manager

Our Board of Directors